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Degrees Available: Bachelor of Arts

Collaborate with faculty on cutting-edge research, gain practical experience, and emerge with the breadth and depth of knowledge you need to excel as a professional.

Climate change. Bullying. Anxiety. Self-esteem. These are the types of issues you can explore through psychology, the scientific study of thought, emotion and behavior.

At Willamette, you’ll have a chance to work with faculty on cutting-edge research, co-author papers for scientific journals and present at national conferences. You’ll also gain practical experience at places like the Center for Hope & Safety, Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility and Oregon State Hospital.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the knowledge and skills you need to continue your studies at the nation’s top graduate schools and pursue careers in fields ranging from psychology, law and medicine to social work and education.

Featured Students and Faculty


Olivia Scott '20

  • Played softball and participated in Willamette’s Student-Athletes Abroad
  • Interned in South Africa at a youth-focused organization that works on preventing gang violence
  • Co-authored a manual for coaches that addresses gang violence, drug use and mental health
Willamette University

Psychology Department

Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-375-5306 voice
503-375-6512 fax